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Jacoby B.

Savannah, GA

$35/hour

Math, Science and Test Prep Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/16/16
5.0 average from 119 ratings
Agile, competent, understanding and a natural at educating
— Carl, Savannah, GA on 12/15/16

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Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
Biology
Grand Canyon University
MBA

Education

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA (Biology)

Grand Canyon University (MBA)

About Jacoby

I am a former educator with three years of experience teaching applied math and biological sciences to middle and high school students in the private sector. I have core content specialties in Algebra, Chemistry and Biology. My teaching knowledge further includes classical in-classroom instruction as well as 4MAT learning that focuses in on a pupil's innate learning abilities to drive comprehension and customize teaching for their learning style. I have experience in organizational and adolescent behavior with acumen in instructional guide. Since becoming a full-time tutor, I have been successful in bridging gaps with learning disabilities and positively influencing at-risk youth through academic coaching and counseling.

In addition, my tutoring knowledge spans formal testing (i.e. PSAT/SAT/ACT/GED/ASVAB/GRE and the Georgia Work Ready Assessment) as I have taken a battery of various exams over the years and know first-hand some of the challenges that students encounter. I provide my students with essential test taking techniques and knowledge to successfully score higher on these standard test, as I believe studying the material is 20% of what is needed and knowing "how" to take the test is 80% of what is expected. I am able to convey key concepts in a precise and transparent manner, while helping the student to become engaged.

As a working professional, I have utilized my knowledge to resolve issues and overcome daily operational challenges in my past positions. I have acquired professionalism and vital interpersonal skills to interact with people from all walks of life. I'm outgoing and manage time well and have been noted for my volunteer efforts. I consider myself a Christian and spend needed time mentoring youth. I like to stay active by playing basketball and engaging in outdoor sports. This diverse background enables me to have a unique perspective on learning and offer my expertise in various academic areas.

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I am a former educator with three years of experience teaching applied math and biological sciences to middle and high school students in the private sector. I have core content specialties in Algebra, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

$40/hr for 2 students, $60/hr for >3 students. The default hourly rate applies to the first two (2) hours of a session. All subsequent time will be charged at $25/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Savannah, GA 31419
Background Check: Passed

"Agile, competent, understanding and a natural at educating"

- Carl, Savannah, GA on 12/15/16
Jacoby replied on 12/21/2016

I can appreciate someone who knows their challenge areas and help to guide my instruction to their need. Carl, I learned just as much from you as you did me. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity.

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kimberly, Pooler, GA on 12/20/16
Jacoby replied on 12/21/2016

Thank you for your feedback as well as giving me the opportunity to help your daughter. Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Tashanda, Savannah, GA on 9/22/16

"Patient tutor"

- Manisha, Cumming, GA on 9/8/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Darrell, Savannah, GA on 8/2/16

"Knowledeable & Patient Tutor/Coach"

- Roquiah, Savannah, GA on 2/19/16

"Great tutor. Very professional."

- Deanna, Richmond Hill, GA on 12/9/15

"Outstanding tutor"

- Tom, Savannah, GA on 10/10/15

"Awesome coach/tutor"

- Cecil, Savannah, GA on 2/16/15
Jacoby replied on 2/23/2015

Conner is a very sharp and bright individual. I am impressed with his maturity level as a student and his ability to face opposition head on. He has been a joy to work with and I have truly learned a great deal from him as his tutor.

"Wonderful tutor"

- Jlynn, Richmond Hill, GA on 1/22/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology,
Chemistry,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physiology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB,
Common Core,
GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary Science
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

As a former educator, I have professional experience teaching and facilitating the learning process as it relates to Algebra. As a tutor, I have integrated both my in-classroom experience and my test taking skill set to a one-on-one environment. This allows students to better comprehend information, as well as curtailing my teaching style to the students learning style and detailing assessment of their challenges. I have a proven track record of students increasing test scores and subject grades, but most importantly a better overall understanding of the subject area.

Algebra 2

Algebra II is an integrated math that I have helped students understand by covering foundational content areas such as linear equations, trigonometry, inequalities, and polynomials. Many of the challenges students encounter comes from the massive amount of information being bridged by this subject. I present this information strategically by ensuring general math is understood.

ASVAB

I have become intimately knowledgable of challenges and issues of ASVAB test takers. Over the past two years, I have helped countless individuals overcome the math knowledge, quantitative reasoning, word knowledge and reading comprehension sections of the test, by administering similar assessment to the ASVAB as well as provide test taking techniques and detailed analysis of typical problems asked by the ASVAB. Past students have toppled previous scores by employing my strategies and planned studying for the test.

Basketball

Besides being a life long participant of basketball, I have played it on the collegiate level for two years. I have studied it both as a player and coach, and have successfully trained high school and middle school athletes. I am knowledgeable on past and present regulations, in-game rules and overall basketball policy. I pride myself on staying abreast of NCAA rule changes and have coached middle school and JV basketball teams.

Biology

As my primary major, I have explored the vast content area of the study of life (biology). I have taken a wide range of classes to help support my understanding as well as essential research to re-enforce major concepts. Teaching, tutoring and working in healthcare has allowed me to apply my understanding of life, physical, marine and health sciences as an adult and convey this understanding to students.

Chemistry

Spending countless hours in the laboratory and taking upper level chemistry classes such as: organic and inorganic chemistries and biochemistry has given me a strong foundation in chemistry with a rudimentary understanding. Teaching and tutoring in this subject area has sharpen my skills and enable me to communicate the language of chemistry to students.

Common Core

Besides being passionate about foundational math, I have had an immense amount of exposure to it preparing students as well as myself for standardize test and entrance exams. I cover many of the common core concepts as it weighs heavy on higher level math and understanding complex concepts.

I have done well with metabolizing major concepts and feeding students vital information for mastery of overlaying themes in math.

Geometry

I have successfully fostered both improved grades and overall understanding with students in geometry. I use analytics and interpersonal skills to help pinpoint challenge areas and generate personal mastery by supporting previously missed concepts. I recognize that many students struggle in the areas of formula usage and algebraic concepts.

I have taught and tutored geometric concepts for over 5 years and have a wealth of knowledge using it in applied mathematics and real-world application. I further have mastery of this area through other math related subjects and physical science integration.

Microsoft Outlook

In my professional career, I have used MS Outlook as the primary vehicle for communication, scheduling and organizing various task and duties. In positions where I both received and generated a massive amount of emails, I would classify myself as a high-volume professional user of Outlook. I have held internal training for past employers on the technical use of MS Outlook, in addition to personal and business working knowledge of the software.

Organic Chemistry

As a biology major organic chemistry was foundational in understanding other subject areas of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and anatomy, all courses that help to solidify my understanding of organic chemistry. In addition, I focused in on this area during time spent studying for the Dental Assessment Test, which dedicates a large portion of the exam to organic chemistry knowledge. I scored in the 70th percentile in this area of the exam.

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
Biology
Grand Canyon University
MBA

Education

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA (Biology)

Grand Canyon University (MBA)

Agile, competent, understanding and a natural at educating — Jacoby has helped me tremendously already with recalling and re-mastering basic algebra, geometry and quantitative reasoning concepts preparing to take the math section of the GRE. He is responsive and attuned to what areas I need to work on, adapting each session to areas where I'm struggling. His teaching style is patient yet persistent, and I can already tell he has a vested interest in improv ...

— Carl, Savannah, GA on 12/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

$40/hr for 2 students, $60/hr for >3 students. The default hourly rate applies to the first two (2) hours of a session. All subsequent time will be charged at $25/hr.

Travel policy

Jacoby will travel within 20 miles of Savannah, GA 31419.